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Title 33Chapter ISubchapter OPart 153 → Subpart B


Title 33: Navigation and Navigable Waters
PART 153—CONTROL OF POLLUTION BY OIL AND HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES, DISCHARGE REMOVAL


Subpart B—Notice of the Discharge of Oil or a Hazardous Substance


Contents
§153.201   Purpose.
§153.203   Procedure for the notice of discharge.
§153.205   Fines.

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§153.201   Purpose.

The purpose of this subpart is to prescribe the manner in which the notice required in section 311(b)(5) of the Act is to be given and to list the government officials to receive that notice.

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§153.203   Procedure for the notice of discharge.

Any person in charge of a vessel or of an onshore or offshore facility shall, as soon as they have knowledge of any discharge of oil or a hazardous substance from such vessel or facility in violation of section 311(b)(3) of the Act, immediately notify the Commandant (CG-MER-3), Attn: Industry and Interagency Coordination Division, U.S. Coast Guard Stop 7516, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20593-7516, toll free telephone number: 800-424-8802, direct telephone: 202-267-2675, or Fax: 202-267-1322. If direct reporting to the NRC is not practicable, reports may be made to the Coast Guard or EPA predesignated OSC for the geographic area where the discharge occurs. All such reports shall be promptly relayed to the NRC. If it is not possible to notify the NRC or the predesignated OSC immediately, reports may be made immediately to the nearest Coast Guard unit, provided that the person in charge of the vessel or onshore or offshore facility notifies the NRC as soon as possible. A report made under this section satisfies the reporting requirements of §151.15 of this chapter and of 46 CFR 4.05-1, if required under that provision.

Note: Geographical jurisdiction of Coast Guard and EPA OSC's are specified in the applicable Regional Contingency Plan. Regional Contingency Plans are available at Coast Guard District Offices and EPA Regional Offices as indicated in Table 2. Addresses and telephone numbers for these offices are listed in Table 1.

[CGD 84-067, 51 FR 17966, May 16, 1986, as amended by CGD 88-052, 53 FR 25121, July 1, 1988; USCG-2000-6927, 70 FR 74675, Dec. 16, 2005; USCG-2006-25150, 71 FR 39209, July 12, 2006; USCG-2008-0179, 73 FR 35014, June 19, 2008; USCG-2010-0351, 75 FR 36284, June 25, 2010; USCG-2014-0410, 79 FR 38435, July 7, 2014]

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§153.205   Fines.

Section 311(b)(5) of the Act prescribes that any person who fails to notify the appropriate agency of the United States Government immediately of a discharge is, upon conviction, fined in accordance with Title 18, U.S. Code, or imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or both.

Table 1—Addresses and Telephone Numbers of Coast Guard District Offices and EPA Regional Offices

   AddressTelephone
EPA Regional Offices
Region:
11 Congress St., Suite 1100, Boston, MA 02114-2023617-918-1111
2290 Broadway, New York, NY 10007-1866212-637-3000
31650 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029215-814-5000
4Atlanta Federal Center, 61 Forsyth St., SW, Atlanta, GA 30303-3104404-562-9900
577 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604-3507312-353-2000
6Fountain Place 12th Floor, Suite 1200, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75202-2733214-665-2200
7901 North 5th St., Kansas City, KS 66101913-551-7003
8999 18th St., Suite 500, Denver, CO 80202-2466303-312-6312
975 Hawthorne St., San Francisco, CA 94105415-744-1305
101200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101206-553-1200
Coast Guard District Offices
District:
1st408 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02210-3350617-223-8480
5thFederal Building, 431 Crawford St., Portsmouth, VA 23704-5004757-398-6638
7th909 S.E. First Avenue, Miami, FL 33131-3050305-536-5651
8thHale Boggs Federal Bldg., 500 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-3396504-589-6901
9th1240 E. 9th St., Cleveland, OH 44199-2060216-902-6045
11thCoast Guard Island, Building 50-6, Alameda, CA 94501-5100510-437-2940
13thJackson Federal Bldg., 915 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98174-1067206-220-7090
14thPrince PJKK Federal Bldg., Room 9212, 300 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96850-4982808-541-2114
17thP.O. Box 25517, Juneau, AK 99802-5517907-463-2199

Table 2—Standard Administrative Regions of States and Corresponding Coast Guard Districts and EPA Regions

States and EPA regionCoast Guard district
Region I:
Maine1st
New Hampshire1st
Vermont:
All except Northwestern portion1st
Northwestern portion1st
Massachusetts1st
Connecticut1st
Rhode Island1st
Region II:
New York:
Coastal area and Eastern portion1st
Great Lakes area and other portions9th
New Jersey:
Upper portion1st
Lower portion5th
Puerto Rico7th
Virgin Islands7th
Region III:
Pennsylvania:
Eastern portion5th
Great Lakes area9th
Southwestern portion8th
Maryland5th
Delaware5th
West Virginia8th
Virginia5th
District of Columbia5th
Region IV:
Kentucky8th
Tennessee8th
North Carolina5th
South Carolina7th
Georgia7th
Florida:
Atlantic and Gulf coasts7th
Panhandle area8th
Alabama8th
Mississippi8th
Region V:
Minnesota:
Great Lakes area9th
Inland rivers area8th
Wisconsin:
Great Lakes area9th
Inland rivers area8th
Michigan9th
Illinois:
Great Lakes area9th
Inland rivers area8th
Indiana:
Great Lakes area9th
Inland rivers area8th
Ohio:
Great Lakes area9th
Inland rivers area8th
Region VI:
New Mexico8th
Texas8th
Oklahoma8th
Arkansas8th
Louisiana8th
Region VII:
Nebraska8th
Iowa8th
Kansas8th
Missouri8th
Region VIII:
Montana13th
Wyoming8th
Utah11th
Colorado8th
North Dakota8th
South Dakota8th
Region IX:
California11th
Nevada11th
Arizona11th
Hawaii14th
Guam14th
American Samoa14th
Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands14th
Northern Mariana Islands14th
Region X:
Washington13th
Oregon13th
Idaho13th
Alaska17th

[CGD 84-067, 51 FR 17967, May 16, 1986, as amended by CGD 88-052, 53 FR 25121, July 1, 1988; CGD 97-023, 62 FR 33364, June 19, 1997; USCG-1998-3799, 63 FR 35530, June 30, 1998; USCG-2000-7223, 65 FR 40057, June 29, 2000]

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